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October 26 - November 5

5 Great Days, 60+ Sessions, 1 Engaging (Virtual) Event

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Orlando 2019 Theater Sessions

The brightest minds, biggest brands and most provocative voices explore and debate the essential themes shaping the Tours, Activities & Attractions in the tours, activities and attractions industry.

What should you expect? No sales pitches. No sponsored sessions. Just the essential trends and perspectives that matter most to your business.

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

A Very Visible Impact

Every tour operator wants their tours and experiences to have an impact. But Invisible Cities in the UK, Scotland, seeks to be transformational for its guides as well as its guests. Founded in 2016, this company trains individuals affected by homelessness to become...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Ask Me Anything: TripAdvisor

It’s one of our industry’s biggest online brands, the largest platform for traveler reviews and—for many operators—an important source of bookings. In this one-on-one interview, we (and you) ask the questions that matter most to your business.

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Creating Content that Captivates

Every creator and seller of tours, activities, and attractions today must also be a content marketer. But what content will pop with your customers? Culture Trip has used the power of data and research to rise to the top of search and social when it comes to...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Tap the Corporate Experiences Market

Our industry is mostly focused on the leisure traveler, but have you thought about selling into businesses? More companies are offering experiences as employee benefits and incentives. This keynote walks us through the big shift underway in the corporate benefits and...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Disruption is Universal

No matter how large or how small, no company is immune to the disruption that technology innovation and changing traveler demands can bring. In this session, you’ll learn how Universal, one of the leading global theme park brands, approaches some of the most...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Hotels Want You – Marriott

Travelers may stay in rooms, but they seek experiences, and lodging providers can be a key point of sale for operators. In this talk, we’ll hear how the world’s biggest hotel chain is approaching the Best Part of Travel, and how you can grow your sales through hotel...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

How to Win the Spanish Speaking Traveler

Across 20 countries and some 500 million people (as well as more than 50 million in the U.S.), Spanish is the mother tongue. As incomes and the demand for travel rise, so does our industry’s need to understand and serve this diverse group of travelers. This talk walks...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Operator Story: Putting People First

Grow grow grow goes the corporate credo, but grow at any cost? Sue Cooper of Lazy Dog Adventures and the author of Millionaire in Flip Flops has a different message: you can grow a great business and have a balanced lifestyle. The secret to that story starts with the...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

The Joy of Growing Pains

Growth in most companies is hardly a straight line up, but more like an adventure course with plenty of downs as well as ups. In this operator story, James Blick shares the lessons learned from Devour’s tours and detours since its founding in 2012 to its expansion to...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Operator Story Branding Bad

What started out as a failed business venture finally found its success by having their guests unleash their “bad side.” Hear about the journey YourBikerGang.com took to transition from a product company to an experience company with its branding and focus on family...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Online Expectations of the Next Gen

We all know lots of reviews and great photos are essential, but the next generation of travelers want something more. Drawing on parallels from online retailing, one of the world’s largest travel sellers walks through the distinct aspirations and digital shopping...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Tools for Tomorrow’s Operator

How travelers experience a tour, an attraction or activity and the ways in which operators can deliver those experiences are changing rapidly. In this first-time session at Arival, we feature new innovations that could change the way you do business. Then, the Arival...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Traveler Trends: What Your Customers Want

Arival returns with its in-depth look at U.S. travelers and what they want from tour, activity and attraction operators for 2020. Arival’s new research looks at everything from how travelers choose and book and what drives tour and activity selection to the role of...

Can Branding Grow Your Tour & Activity Business

Ask Me Anything: Airbnb

Experiences, the once-fledgling tours and activities initiative of the online accommodation giant, is growing up fast. Airbnb now boasts more than 30,000 experiences around the world, a new multi-day tour division and more. This candid interview will delve into how...

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Hear What Attendees Say

 

“If you’re in the Tours and Activities space you MUST attend this conference, it’s as simple as that."

Ben Holz, Activity Maui

“Bravo Arival! Finally an industry conference dedicated specifically to the needs and wants of the tours and activities sector! The content was so relevant and the cost of the conference was accessible enough to allow a last minute add on. Can’t wait for next year’s conference!"

Michelle Israel, San Diego Zoo

“It’s a totally community oriented event. It was spectacular to meet everyone here. We are really witnessing the birth of our industry right here."

Alex Meerab, Checkfront

Arival Orlando Attendees Tell Us What They Thought of the Event (And Major Takeaways)

Tour operators react and share their experience from ARIVAL Orlando 2019. Tourpreneur Host Shane Whaley asked 14 Arival attendees what they thought of the Arival Orlando event and what were some of the major learnings. [email protected] Presented by Checkfront. Tune in for espresso shot style interviews!

Podcasts

 

How We Moved to the Caribbean and Built a Boat Tour Business from Scratch

Ellen Mannaert left her corporate job in Holland to start up a boat tour operator in Punta Cana. In this candid interview, Ellen of Breakers Boat Trips Punta Cana shares her lessons on not just setting up a tour business, but being a tour operator in a foreign country. We also talk about boat trips marketing, how Ellen sells tours through hotels and how most of her OTA bookings for her tours are coming via Bookit.

Ellen also shares why she decided to attend Arival for the first time and why it is important to follow our passion.

Meet David Naczycz of Urban Adventures, NYC

10 minutes with David Naczycz of NYC Urban Adventures. David sat down with Tourpreneur Podcast Host Shane Whaley and revealed how built his tour company and why he decided to work with Urban Adventures.

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